April Fools

April Fools

April Fools Day is celebrated every year on 1 April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool.

How have you spent April fools?

Played any pranks on your fellow employees?

Here at Masterflex, we have been fooling a few members of staff by changing the keys on the keyboard etc.

Here is a list of pranks that you could play on your collegues…

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Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

Easter is nearly here

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Here at Masterflex, we are getting ready to enjoy the long weekend.

Relaxing, eating Easter treats and visiting family and friends is something we are all looking forward to.

Have you got any plans? Maybe an Easter egg hunt, baking, or time away for a couple of days?

Don’t forget Masterflex will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, but open as normal from Tuesday 5th April.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

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Happy birthday Karl!

Happy birthday Karl!

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One of our skilled production operatives is celebrating his birthday here at Masterflex today.

Karl Summerscales (also known as Taz) has turned 33 today.

He has worked at Masterflex for 10 years.

On a daily basis you can hear Karl singing to the radio, whilst setting the equipment up ready for the hoses to be made.

He enjoyed an eventful night out in Manchester with his friends over the weekend but is now hard at work making the hoses.

Give Masterflex a call, place an order and Karl maybe the one who manufactures your product.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Thursday: 8 – 5pm – Friday 8- 2.30 pm

Email:sales@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical

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What is the definition of Pharmaceutical?

The definition of pharmaceutical is something related to prescription drugs or pharmacies.

What are pharmaceutical drugs used for?

A pharmaceutical drug is a drug used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Drugs are classified in various ways. One of the key divisions is by level of control, which distinguishes prescription drugs from over-the-counter drugs. Another key distinction is between traditional small molecule drugs, usually derived from chemical synthesis, and bio pharmaceuticals, which include recombinant proteins, vaccines, blood products used therapeutically, gene therapy, and cell therapy. Other ways to classify medicines are by mode of action, route of administration, biological system affected, or therapeutic effects. An elaborate and widely used classification system is the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System.

What hoses do we provide to handle pharmaceuticals?

Here at Masterflex, we can provide the Master PUR L Food to handle any pharmaceutical products.

The Master PUR L Food is a clear Polyether polyurethane hose, Reinforced with embedded stainless steel wire helix and a PU thickness of 0.7mm.

Properties

• Extremely flexible
• Highly abrasion resistant
• Nearly smooth bore
• Light/medium duty
• FDA approved

Applications

• Transportation of solid, liquid and gaseous media in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

Size Range: 32mm to 200mm.

Temp Range: -40ºC to +90ºC (intermittent to +125ºC).

We also provide the Master PUR H Food, which is a clear  Polyether polyurethane hose, Reinforced with embedded stainless steel wire helix and a PU thickness of 1.4mm.

Properties

• Very flexible
• Highly abrasion resistant
• Nearly smooth bore
• Medium/heavy duty
• FDA approved
• Improved pressure and vacuum characteristics vs Master-Pur L Food

Applications

• Transportation of solid, liquid and gaseous media in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

Size Range: 20mm to 200mm.

Temp Range: -40ºC to +90ºC (intermittent to +125ºC).

Other lengths are available on request for both hoses. Also both hoses can be made with an antistatic variant known as the Master PUR L Food A and the Master PUR H Food A.

What hoses do we provide to remove pharmaceutical waste?

At Masterflex, we can provide the Polderflex hose to remove any pharmaceutical waste.

The Polderflex is a clear PVC hose, Reinforced with embedded high tensile steel wire helix.

Properties

• Smooth inside and outside
• Good resistance to oils, alkalis and acids
• Good chemical resistance (see compatibility chart on our website)
• Non-toxic

Applications

• Suction and discharge of liquid media
• Granular transportation
• Suitable for foodstuffs

Size: Range 13mm to 102mm.

Temp Range: -15ºC to +70ºC (intermittent to +80ºC).

If you have any enquires about our products, please contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.

If you don’t work in this industry but know someone who does then please share our post.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Are you from Lancashire?

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When is Lancashire Day?

 Today is Lancashire day and it is held annually on 27 November to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I.

Curated by the Friends of Real Lancashire, it is observed with the loyal toast to “The Queen, Duke of Lancaster”, and is celebrated from everywhere within the county Palatine.

The day is marked throughout the historic county by town criers announcing the Lancashire Day proclamation which declares the historic regions boundaries of the county, and finishes with “God bless Lancashire, and God save the Queen, Duke of Lancaster”

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Lancashire Day allows us the opportunity to declare that we are proud to be Lancastrians.

Us northerners are renowned for our fabulous dialect and amazing food, Lancashire hotpot, Morecambe bay shrimps, Lancashire Cheese, Blackpool tower, Ribble Valley, great pubs and great walks!

Here’s a selection of words and phrases you might hear when you come to Lancashire:

Saying/ word: Put wood in th’ole

Meaning: Shut the door

Saying/ word: It’s cracking flags

Meaning: it is so hot outside that stone pavings are breaking

Saying/ word: I’m spitting feathers here

Meaning: I am thirsty

Saying/ word: He’s not as green as he’s cabbage looking

Meaning: He’s not as stupid as he looks

Here are some facts about Lancashire:

  • Lancashire was established in 1183
  • The county covers an area of 3,075 sq km – making it one of the largest shire counties
  • Dunsop Bridge in the Ribble Valley is the centre of the British Isles
  • Preston is one of England’s newest Cities and in 2012 it celebrated the Preston Guild, which only happens every 20 years and is England’s oldest festival
  • The Leeds Liverpool Canal – Britain’s longest – flows through large parts of the county
  • The mill towns of Blackburn and Burnley were the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century
  • You can see Blackburn and Burnley from the famous Pendle Hill. The hill is only 165ft shy of also being called a mountain
  • Bashall Town, near Clitheroe, is England’s smallest town
  • Blackpool Illuminations comprise an amazing one million lamps in various types and styles and cost £2.4 million to stage
  • Lancaster Castle belongs to the Queen and still has prisoners and a sitting court
  • In Garstang in October 2007, the world’s biggest hotpot was created to help launch Taste Lancashire 08. It is in the Guinness World Records.

Did you know Masterflex is based in Lancashire but can deliver to all areas of the UK and Ireland?

For more information about the products Masterflex manufacture then have a look online.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: hayley@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Are you mobile friendly?

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Masterflex are mobile friendly

Here at Masterflex, we have made some small alterations to our website, making it easier for you to contact us using your mobile phone.

These changes will allow you to view www.masterflex-uk.com on any mobile device.

What does this mean for Masterflex customers?

Whether you are out shopping, at home or at work and need flexible hoses and ducting,

simply search ‘Masterflex UK’ through Google on your mobile phone and the information you need will be right in front of you.

If you find something that doesn’t work as expected, or just doesn’t seem right with the site,

we would be very interested to hear about it, so please contact Simon on 0161 626 8066 or email simon@masterflex-uk.com

There are other ways to get in touch.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Happy Birthday Dave

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Masterflex would like to wish David Collier a Happy Birthday for today.

David is the company’s Managing Director and has been at Masterflex for 19 years.
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Over the years he has helped Masterflex to grow into a leading UK manufacturer of high-tech flexible hose, ducting and connecting systems.

Today, our products are in use throughout industry, helping to solve our customer’s many different application requirements. Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited can also design and manufacture a hose or ducting product to a customers’ specific requirement.

The Quality Policy of Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited is to ensure that the manufacture and supply of our flexible hose and ducting products is carried out to a standard that exceeds our customer’s expectations.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited has a policy of continuous research and product development, ensuring that the latest materials technology and production processes are used.

If you use hoses in your job, but are unsure which type you use, contact us and we can help you in choosing the right product.

For more information on our product range contact Masterflex UK

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Happy Diwali

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Masterflex would like to wish everyone a Happy Diwali.

What is Diwali?

The term Diwali means Festival of Lights and is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in Autumn. The five-day festival of Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in the Indian culture.

Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of good over evil. The preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Did you know before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up lamps and candles, inside and outside their home, participate in family prayers.During Diwali, families and friends share sweets, dried fruit and gifts, and many give food and goods to those who are less fortunate and in need.

For many Indians, Diwali honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and people will start the new business year at Diwali and some will say prayers to the goddess for a prosperous year ahead.

After the prayers, fireworks follow, then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. Deepavali also marks a major shopping period in nations where it is celebrated.

Diwali is an important festival for Hindus. The name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India. In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras in Northern & Western part of India, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife–husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhau-beej dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra.

Masterflex continually manufacture flexible hoses and ductings throughout the year, allowing you to keep your stock levels high for any busy times.

If you place your order before 2:30pm, we will ship using a next day service on all stock items,

and often on made-to-order items too, if placed early enough

Oversized orders / multiple boxes = £20

Standard before mid day = £20

Before 10am = £30

Pallet= £40

These prices are for Monday – Friday delivery.

For more information on our product range contact Masterflex UK

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: hayley@masterflex-uk.com or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Sunday is approaching. Have you got your Poppy?

What is Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states and some other countries, since the end of the First World War to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Remembrance Day (Veterans Day in the United States) is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning.

“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.

The memorial evolved out of Armistice Day, which continues to be marked on the same date. The initial Armistice Day was observed at Buckingham Palace, commencing with King George V hosting a “Banquet in Honour of the President of the French Republic during the evening hours of 10 November 1919. The first official Armistice Day was subsequently held on the grounds of Buckingham Palace the following morning.

Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom (UK) honours the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices that were made in past wars. The main observance is on the second Sunday in November, but 2 minutes of silence is also made on November 11. Remembrance Day is an observance and not a public holiday in the UK, though many businesses may temporarily pause activity at 11am for 2 minutes of silence on November 11.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”.  These poppies, the seeds of which can lie dormant for years, until the ground is disturbed, bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

Artificial poppies were first sold in Britain in 1921 to raise money for the Earl Haig Fund in support of ex-servicemen and the families of those who had died in the conflict. They were supplied by Anna Guérin, who had been manufacturing the flowers in France to raise money for war orphans. Selling poppies proved so popular that in 1922 the British Legion founded a factory – staffed by disabled ex-servicemen – to produce its own. It continues to do so today.

Other charities sell poppies in different colours, each with their own meaning but all to commemorate the losses of war. White poppies, for example, symbolise peace without violence and purple poppies are worn to honour animals killed in conflict.

The poppy continues to be sold worldwide to raise money and to remember those who lost their lives in the First World War and in subsequent conflicts.

Here at Masterflex, we will be wearing our poppies while continuing to manufacturer high-tech flexible hose, ducting and connecting systems.

Today, our products are in use throughout industry, helping to solve our customer’s many different application requirements. Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited can also design and manufacture a hose or ducting product to a customers’ specific requirement.

For more information on our product range contact Masterflex UK

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Shaken not stirred…

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Will you be watching the new James Bond film Spectre?

The new film had it’s premier on Monday 26th October. The spy thriller, starring Daniel Craig featuring Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall as the theme music.

SPECTRE gets its name from the acronym for “Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.” Ever since its foundation, its main goal has been to undermine the governments of the world, in hopes of one day ruling it. Some of their most infamous plots have involved the attempted radiating of Fort Knox’s gold supply, the ransom of two nuclear warheads found off the coast of the Bahamas, as well as various plots involving the sabotage of the space program.

Did you know that…

  •  SPECTRE is on track to be one the most expensive films ever made, costing over $300 million.
  • SPECTRE establishes a link between all of Daniel Craig’s Bond movies up to this point, as it features both documents from Bond’s childhood found in the ruins of Skyfall Lodge and the return of Mr White. Skyfall had no apparent link to both plots of Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale before.  
  • Directors Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, Danny Boyle, Shane Black and Christopher Nolan were being considered to direct the film until Sam Mendes decided to come back after Skyfall.
  • Sam Mendes confirmed SPECTRE will be his last Bond film.

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Here are some more facts about the film.

 1. While shooting in Rome, the Mayor allowed producers to shut the busiest road in the country off so that crew could film the high-speed car chase scene.
2. The crew of Spectre travelled to Morocco, Austria and Mexico to shoot the film.
3. Not just a road, but even a plaza in Mexico was shut for four days to shoot huge sequences in the film. The opening scene in Mexico shows the Dead Festivities, and it took six months to make costumes for the thousands of people involved.
4. Lucia, the character played by Monica Bellucci, is the James Bond’s oldest love interest at 50.
Bond is known for using many gadgets throughout the film in order to succeed at the task, and here at Masterflex we have our own set of gadgets, specialised tools and machinery to manufacture hoses and ductings for individual requirements.

Why not increase your stocks of flexible hoses and ducting from Masterflex?

Simply let us know what is passing through the hose, the size and length you need, and your order could be with you the next day on stock items.

For more information on our product range, contact Masterflex UK.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com or www.masterflex-uk.com

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